Sportswear companies re-issuing iconic retro sneakers is nothing new – the Air Jordan III and Nike Flyknit Racer are two recent example which spring to mind – but they often produce lackluster results. It’s as if the brands already know that sneaker-enthusiasts will rush to buy the re-issued sneakers, and therefore don’t bother putting too much thought into how their aesthetic or comfort. Luckily, with the recently re-issued New Balance’s 997 sneakers, it’s a different story.
Originally released in 1991, the New Balance 997 is a favourite amongst sneaker collectors and it was only a matter a time before it came back. Staying true to the classic mix of suede, mesh, pebbled leather and reflective accents, the new series of New Balance 997 is sure to keep die-hard fans happy and new customers rushing to the store. We love the vulcanized rubber on the base which gives a slight retro look, the soft leather lining and padded insole for extra comfort.
Pictured below is the New Balance 997 sneaker in Navy/Grey.